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How to Talk to Children about Shootings: An Age-by-Age Guide.

  We’re all looking for ways to explain something that’s impossible to explain—because we don’t understand it and talking about terrorism/ shootings is different from other frightening or unsettling news,…

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How to Talk to Children about Shootings: An Age-by-Age Guide.

  We’re all looking for ways to explain something that’s impossible to explain—because we don’t understand it and talking about terrorism/ shootings is different from other frightening or unsettling news, because it’s very different from a natural disaster. Even as adults we are unprepared for random and […]

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Handling ‘The News’ With Children.

  I’ve recently had two children referred to me who have a fear of being shot by a terrorist after watching the news about the terrible attack on Ukraine The problem with 24/7 News coverage is that it blows out of proportion the amount of bad things […]

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Books to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Pet.

  We love our pets – we have 3 dogs & 2 cats & have loved & lost other beloved dogs & cats as our kids grew up. No matter what your age, losing a pet is hard. For many kids, though, the death of a pet […]

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Why R.A.I.N Can Help.

A couple of years ago, I discovered a 4-step mindfulness process that offers support for difficult days. It’s called RAIN (which is an acronym for the 4 steps of the process). Here are the 4 steps in brief R ☔️ Recognise – what is happening. A ☔️ Allow – […]

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Sarah Everard: How parents can talk to their daughters about the horror of the murder case

  I’m featured today in the i newspaper and will be speaking about how to talk to daughters about the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa on Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 also. As Sarah Everard’s rape and murder by a police officer has left the […]

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What Happened To Sarah Everard Could Have So Easily Have Happened To My Daughter

  My daughter lives in Clapham Common. She walks, runs, socialises & loves the buzz of living in the area where I was born & went to school. She’s 26 and has been distressed, anxious & angry about what’s happened & when I went to have lunch […]

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How Do You Talk to Children about Cancer?

  How do you talk to children about Cancer? Receiving a cancer diagnosis is challenging at any age, but for children in particular, it can be hard to understand what’s happening. HuffPost Parents asked Mary Costello, a former teacher to recommend books that will help children understand […]

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Become Unsinkable – Learn Ways to Handle Major Change.

It’s Time to Let Go of What Was… I work with many parents going through the difficulties of major life changes and many of the people I coach are stuck. We are living through different and difficult times. Are you flourishing or floundering? In this blog I […]

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Why I DON’T think singing ‘Happy Birthday’ is a good idea for kids protecting themselves from the Coronavirus

 I was thinking that’s it’s not a great idea to link the ‘Happy Birthday Song’ to the Coronavirus ! ? It may become anchored in your child’s mind as a negative, scary time and you don’t want that association unconsciously associated around their birthday ! Also do […]

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